An upright perennial herb which is naturalised in damp woodland and in ditches and by streams, often in its flore pleno form. It also occurs as a casual. Lowland.
This species was known in cultivation by 1596, and was formerly popular as a cottage garden plant but is now infrequently grown. It was recorded in the wild in 1924 (S. Lincs. and N. Aberdeen), but remains rare in the wild.
Native of C. Europe.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.